Martine Durier-Copp, Ph.D.

Professor of Public Administration at Dalhousie University and flamenco dancer/choreographer, Halifax

Originally from Montréal, worked in the field of international development, for the Canadian and American Red Cross Societies, She then joined the Canadian International Development Agency in Ottawa. Following her move to Nova Scotia, she was Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Royal Commission on Health Care, then joined the Nova Scotia Department of Health. She was founding Executive Director of the NS Provincial Health Council.

Martine has been Professor of Public Administration at Dalhousie University since 1996, where she has taught in the Master of Public Administration Program. She has also been Director of three multi-million dollar Dalhousie Projects in Cuba, funded by the Canadian International Development Agency. Since 2009, Martine has been the Director for the Centre for Advanced Management Education in the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University, where she continues to teach and conduct research.

Martine has long been a supporter and practitioner of the arts. She has a Master of Musicology degree, and has been a dancer/choreographer of flamenco dance for fifteen years. She trains regularly and intensively every year in Spain under flamenco masters, and performs with her Halifax-based group, Flamenco en Rouge.

I strongly believe in a vital, dynamic and innovative arts and culture sector, and wish to contribute to this